Pitcairn Island Travel Guide

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Pitcairn Island Things to Do

  • Pitcairn Island Primary School

    The school provides primary education, based on the New Zealand syllabus, and correspondence courses in post-primary education were introduced in 1957. Overseas secondary education is encouraged by the grant of bursaries and a number of students have received secondary education in New Zealand at Pitcairn Government expense. The Education Officer,...

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  • he Pitcairn Island Health Centre

    The Pitcairn Island Health Centre was completed in 1997, and was funded by the British Government Overseas Development Administration. Unlike the old Dispensary in the Square, which had only one room, the Health Centre has an examination room, a dental clinic, an X-ray room and a two bed ward for over-night patients. The building has been...

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  • The Pitcairn Island museum

    The Pitcairn Island museum displays a number of artefacts and items, some of which have been donated and loaned by people from all over the world.Artefacts, such as the stone tools, which were made by Polynesians prior to the arrival of the mutineers, are on display. Other artefacts include Bounty relics (salvaged from the wreck), a well used...

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  • Thursday October Christian's House

    This is the oldest house which remains standing on the island.It belonged to the first son of Fletcher Christian - Thursday October Christian. (b. Oct 1790).

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  • The Lodge and the Government Hostel

    The Lodge (to the left in the photo below) is a Government owned building which is available for groups of up to eight people. The Lodge is fully equipped but those staying are responsible for their own food during their stay. For availability and current rental rates, please contact the Pitcairn Island Administration.The Government Hostel on the...

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  • Bounty Bay and The Landing

    Pitcairn is rugged and its coast cliff-lined nearly the entire perimeter of the island, nowhere giving easy access to the sea. Although the canoes can be launched in many places, Bounty Bay and the Tedside landing are the only two places on the island that offer a reasonably safe landing. Burned on 23 January 1790, the remains of Bounty lie three...

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  • The Pitcairn Island General Store

    Established as a co-operative society in 1967, the store has provided for the basic needs of the community ever since. Groceries, toiletries, some clothing and footwear, kitchenwear, stationery, seeds, fertilizer, hardware and building supplies are stocked. These items are purchased in New Zealand and sent to the island on the supply ship three...

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  • The Square is the heart of Pitcairn.

    The Court House, with a veranda running along its entire length, takes up one side of the Square, and outside, on a plinth, stands Bounty's anchor, which was recovered by Yankee in 1957. The hall, which is rarely used for judicial proceedings, serves as a meeting place for official meetings and as a focal point for social gatherings and public...

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  • Pitcairn museum

    This museum exhibits maps and artifacts of the island. It is small and was inaugurated in August 2005. The entrance fee is 2 US Dollars that are used for the improvement and maintenance of the museum.Just in the main square of Adamstown there is a room where there are also many maps, pictures and historical items, and the entrance is for free.

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Pitcairn Island Transportation

  • Claymore II

    Just to give a head's up to this topic. I have not done this personally but know two who did:The "easiest" way to get to Pitcairn is on the Claymore II freight-passenger service from Mangareva, French Polynesia. The ship is on a long term charter contract from the Pitcairn government. The journey is about 540km/330 miles, so the place isn't...

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  • Only by boat

    Apart from cruises, which is not a sure system to get to Pitcairn, you can get there from Auckland in the regular supplying ship to Pitcairn. This ship stops for a while in Pitcairn to discharge goods and then continue to England. They accept a few passengers. If you want to stay in the island with a family (although I saw a hostel in Pitcairn but...

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  • Pitcairn Island Honey

    "With all the natural sweetness of tropical fruits and flowers"Click to buy The honey season is now in full swing, so now is the time to buy!Pitcairn Island Pure honey is packaged in 250g jars with a minimum order of 2 jars.The price per jar is NZ$10.00 + post & packingIn May 1998, the UK Government aid agency, the Department for International...

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  • Pitcairn Island

    "With all the natural sweetness of tropical fruits and flowers"Click to buy The honey season is now in full swing, so now is the time to buy!Pitcairn Island Pure honey is packaged in 250g jars with a minimum order of 2 jars.The price per jar is NZ$10.00 + post & packingIn May 1998, the UK Government aid agency, the Department for International...

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  • Pitcairn Island Handicrafts

    Randy is a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian. Randy and Nadine were married on the 30th of June 2002 in the SDA church on Pitcairn Island, and recently they celebrated the birth of the first child born on Pitcairn in 17 years - Emily Rose Christian. Emily was born on the 14th September 2003. They also have a son Bradley Christian. They reside...

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Pitcairn Island Off The Beaten Path

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    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Feb 24, 2006

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    Usually the tourists do not have much time in Pitcairn and just go the the main (and only) square to buy fruits and drink water (alcohol is forbiden in Pitcairn, well, you must know the tragic history of the island owing to the consumption of alcohol). Very few go to the cemetery, just 100 metres of distance from the square, but Adams tumb is not there. You still have to climb a path and then turn right to reach Adams grave together with his wife's and daughter'.
    Another recommendation is to walk for about 20 minutes through the jungle until the cave where Christian Fletcher (and later Adams) used to read the Bible.
    Finally, do not miss the Seventh Day Adventist Church, in the same main (and only) square, where I took the brochure and the map that I am showing in this tip.

    map of Pitcairn with the cave and grave
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    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Never ask the locals questions about sex or alcohol! They can be rude with you if you do it.

    If you decide to live in the island for some time, then write to the Pitcairn department in Auckland, New Zealand. I did it in 2005, first by letter and then by email, and they replied me with lots of information. They offered me to join a Pitcairn society in order to have the possibility to buy a ticket in the regular ship going to Pitcairn to supply goods, but since I bought my tour in the cruise Maxim Gorkiy, I did not it. It seems that this ship is sailing two or three times a year and can accept only a few passengers.

    Finally, please, buy some souvenirs to the local people, even if you never buy anything while travelling. Those people are heroes, they live with difficulties, but nevertheless they do not want to move to New Zealand or England, and have shown a social lesson to the Humankind. Stamps is probably the best buy, and also honey.

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